Jesse's New Computer

Hard drives (10K SCSI 18 and 73 gb, 7200 IDE 60 and 80 gb), sound card (SB Live Platinum), CD burner (20x Yamaha SCSI), DVD-ROM, floppy drive, and case (Logicraft CD Server) will be reused from the computer I already have.
ManufacturerProductVendorPrice
AMDOpteron 244 1.8GHz retail box with fan
NewEgg out of stock... @%#!%!#%!
Monarch Computer$489.00 Ordered
TyanS2875 Tiger K8W Dual Opteron Motherboard Monarch Computer$255.00 Ordered
SparkleFSP460-PFN-EPS 460 watt power supply Monarch Computer$89.00 Ordered
Kingston256MB PC2700 Registered ECC DDR DIMMMonarch Computer$60.00 x2 Ordered
Monarh ComputerFedex Ground Shipping Monarch Computer$10.90 Ordered
-Use existing AOpen GF4MX440 & Matrox Millennium II graphics cardsMyself$0
Total for one processor system
 
$963.90
AMDSecond Opteron processor, to be purchased later?$250 (est.)
Total for two processor system
 
$1203.00

Option 1 - The Initial Option

ManufacturerProductVendorPrice (12/5/2003)
AMDOpteron 244 1.8GHz retail box with fanNewEgg$464.00
TyanS2875 Tiger K8W Dual Opteron Motherboard Monarch Computer$255.00
SparkleFSP460-PFN-EPS 460 watt power supply Monarch Computer$89.00
Crucial512MB PC2700 Registered ECC DDR DIMMCrucial$135.99 x2
MSIFX5700-TD128 Geforce FX 5700 video cardNewegg$168.99
Total for one processor system
 
$1248.97
AMDSecond Opteron processor, to be purchased later?$250 (est.)
Total for two processor system
 
$1498.97

Option 2 - The Less RAM Option

ManufacturerProductVendorPrice (12/5/2003)
AMDOpteron 244 1.8GHz retail box with fanNewEgg$464.00
TyanS2875 Tiger K8W Dual Opteron Motherboard Monarch Computer$255.00
SparkleFSP460-PFN-EPS 460 watt power supply Monarch Computer$89.00
Kingston256MB PC2700 Registered ECC DDR DIMMMonarch Computer$60.00 x2
MSIFX5700-TD128 Geforce FX 5700 video cardNewegg$168.99
Total for one processor system
 
$1096.99
AMDSecond Opteron processor, to be purchased later?$250 (est.)
Total for two processor system
 
$1346.99

Option 3 - The Affordable Option

ManufacturerProductVendorPrice (12/5/2003)
AMDOpteron 244 1.8GHz retail box with fanNewEgg$464.00
TyanS2875 Tiger K8W Dual Opteron Motherboard Monarch Computer$255.00
SparkleFSP460-PFN-EPS 460 watt power supply Monarch Computer$89.00
Kingston256MB PC2700 Registered ECC DDR DIMMMonarch Computer$60.00 x2
-Use existing AOpen GF4MX440 & Matrox Millennium II graphics cardsMyself$0
Total for one processor system
 
$928.00
AMDSecond Opteron processor, to be purchased later?$250 (est.)
Total for two processor system
 
$1203.00

Option 4 - The "So there, Steve" option

ManufacturerProductVendorPrice (12/5/2003)
AMDOpteron 244 1.8GHz retail box with fanNewEgg$464.00
TyanS2885 Thunder K8W Dual Opteron Motherboard New Egg$454.00
LSI Logic21320 PCI-X SCSI Host AdapterNewEgg $175.00
SparkleFSP460-PFN-EPS 460 watt power supply Monarch Computer$89.00
Kingston256MB PC2700 Registered ECC DDR DIMMMonarch Computer$60.00 x2
MSIFX5700-TD128 Geforce FX 5700 video cardNewegg$168.99
Total for one processor system
 
$1470.99
AMDSecond Opteron processor, to be purchased later?$250 (est.)
Kingston256MB PC2700 Registered ECC DDR DIMMMonarch Computer$60.00 x2
Total for two processor system
 
$1840.99

Comparisons

PowerMac G5 Dual 1.8 GHz
  • 512 MB PC3200 RAM (non ECC)
  • 160 GB SATA hard drive
  • GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
  • CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive
  • Mac OS 10.3
  • Keyboard and one button mouse
  • Reality Distortion Field
  • One year warranty
$2270.00
$2519.00 with 3yr wty
Dell Precision 450 Dual Xeon
  • 80GB 7200rpm IDE drive
  • 512 MB PC2100 ECC RAM
  • nVidia Quadro NVS 280
  • 48x CDROM
  • Windows XP Pro
  • Keyboard and two button mouse
  • Intel HyperThreading Technology
  • Three year warranty
$2066.00 at 2.8 GHz
$2516.00 at 3.06 GHz